Hadn't seen a threat on this, so I apologize if there is one.
I was curious what you forumites thoughts were on what the initial population of GW2 was going to be. I have shown the game to a few friends (real life and gaming) and pretty much EVERYONE that has seen the Guild Wars stuff has been sucked in, and is excited about the game. I personally know, easily 20ish people who will buy it, and potentially play it. But I havent heard much rumblings about just how BIG the game might be. Do you see initial subs in the 500k+ range? Million? Several millions? Do you guys also know many people who plan to switch or play in addition to another game? Do you see it as a slow burn picking up people steadily? Maybe the population exploding like crazy right at release?
Obviously we wont have an idea about sustained subs until closer to release and get a feel for long term viability, but this is mostly about initial purchase numbers.